“It’s not possible yet to do any meaningful comparisons between HDR10+ and other HDR formats, given that the only HDR10+ source available is currently Amazon Video. Shows such as The Grand Tour do look unprecedentedly good on the QE65Q9FN, though. I suspect this TV’s core image quality is a factor here, of course.
There are a few areas where Samsung could maybe do more. I couldn’t find any combination of motion processing features that delivered motion as natural as that available on Sony’s new XF9005 TV. And very occasionally parts of an image can flicker quite obviously, as if the TV is struggling to decide which backlighting setup to use. Samsung claims to be working on a fix for this.”
If you are a lover of jazz, acoustic, classical, opera, or vocal-centric music, you will find RBH Sound’s SV-661R to be a very satisfying speaker. It has excellent soundstaging, with accurate layering and positioning of players on that stage. Because of its proprietary AMT driver, the SV-661R delivers beautiful timbres/tonality/colors in the very important midrange and treble regions. This tonality is delivered in a slightly warm/silky way that allows you to relax into the music, but it doesn’t get in the way of transparency or micro-details. Plus, the physical appearance of the SV-661R speaker is quite attractive, and its rather small size makes it easy to place in most listening spaces.”
Gamma tracking with the Eco mode and 2.4 Gamma preset selected was mostly accurate, averaging out to 2.3. Using the same settings, the projector’s native contrast ratio measured 508:1 — a weak showing compared with the other 4K-capable DLP projectors Sound & Vision has recently tested, most of which also displayed limited native contrast. But switching on the projector’s Dynamic Black setting literally turbo-charged performance: contrast now measured 14,666:1, a range you typically get with LCOS models. Maximum brightness, meanwhile, measured 325 nits with the Bright display and HDR 1 modes active, although I did most of my viewing in Rec.709 mode with the contrast setting reduced to preserve highlight detail.”